Written by Zulfick Farzan
26 Aug, 2020 | 2:58 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The total number of infected detainees as of Wednesday morning (26) at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug addicts at Kandakadu stands at 629, said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak.
Of them, 508 individuals are detainees under rehabilitation, 67 staff members, 5 guest staffers, 48 family members and close associates, including 01 person who got in contact with the infected one in the Welikada Prison, stated NOCPCO.
The flight UL 104 from the Maldives with 03 passengers last evening (25), the flight EK 648 from Dubai with 21 passengers, the flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 17 passengers, the flight 6E 9034 from Chennai with 48 civil sea marshals, the flight UL 218 with 277 passengers from Doha and the flight UL 1506 from Germany with 102 passengers arrived in Colombo and all of them were referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services.
In total, 32,816 quarantined persons have left for their homes as of Wednesday morning (26).
Likewise, 7,058 persons in 65 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.
The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak said on Tuesday (25), 1580 PCR tests were carried out and the total PCR tests conducted so far in the country stands at 211,090.
05 positive COVID-19 cases after full recovery left hospitals early Wednesday morning (26).
Three of them were identified as expatriates and the remaining two were among those associated with individuals in the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre.
Accordingly, 607 individuals, associated with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug addicts at Kandakadu after recovery have so far left.
A total of 22 infected persons, connected to the Rehabilitation Centre are still under treatment.
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